School Reopening Health Metrics

Overall Risk Level is:
Substantial

Recommended Learning Scenario is:

Hybrid- 
February 1, 2021
(K-5th grade)
February 8, 2021 (6th-8th grade)
February 15, 2021 (9th-12th grade)

 


Under Executive Order 2021-04

For counties with Low Transmission or Moderate Transmission:

  • All schools shall be open with in-person instruction and virtual instruction options. Physical distancing should be maximized to the greatest extent possible.

For counties with Substantial Transmission:

  • All schools shall be open with in-person instruction and virtual instruction options. Physical distancing should be maximized to the greatest extent possible.
  • Middle and High Schools may reduce attendance to reduce transmission and increase physical distancing

For counties with High Transmission:

  • Elementary Schools shall be open with in-person instruction and virtual instruction options. Physical distancing should be maximized to the greatest extent possible for in-person instruction.
  • Middle and High Schools that are already open for in-person instruction shall remain open and strictly implement mitigation strategies.
  • If a school has not already resumed in-person instruction, the school may operate virtually. A school may open during this phase if they implement strict mitigation strategies. 

 

County Cases % Positivity
Pima Substantial  Low

 

The numbers below are taken from the COVID Tracker on the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) website. These numbers may change as information is updated on the CDC website.  

Most Recent Data [03.04.2021]

Cases Per 100k People 100.64
Percent Positivity 4.38%

 


The Community Spread Benchmarks

CDC Indicators and Thresholds for Community Transmission of COVID-19

Indicator Low Transmission

 

Moderate Transmission

Yellow

Substantial Transmission

Orange

High Transmission

Red

Total new cases per 100,000 in the past 7 days2 0-9 10-49 50-99 ≥100
Percentage of positive NAATs  during the past 7 days3 <5.0% 5.0%-7.9% 8.0%-9.9% ≥10.0%